Point of No Return (Belen’s Review)

Title: Point of No Return (Turning Point #1)
Author: N.R. Walker and Sean Crisden (Narrator)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited
Release Date: January 18th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5


Book one in the Turning Point series.

Matthew Elliot is one of LA’s best detectives. He’s been labeled the golden boy of the Fab Four: a team of four detectives who’ve closed down drug-rings all over the city. He’s smart, tough and exceptionally good at his job. He’s also a closeted gay man.

Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matthew can’t deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie. But in allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, Matthew risks outing them both.

Matt and Kira work to keep their relationship and private lives hidden from Matt’s very public life, fearing it would be detrimental to their careers. But it’s not the other cops who Matthew should be worried about finding out his deepest, darkest secret…. It’s the bad guys.

Third edition – has new cover and has been re-edited, though no new content has been added.

Matthew Elliot is closeted at work and at home. Unofficially the face of his fab-four narcotics team he spends his time afraid anyone will discover his deepest secret.

Kira “Frankie” Franco is the new instructor at the cop gym down the block. Matt takes one look at Kira and knows he’s in trouble. Kira realizing Matt is closeted gives him the perfect out – even though Kira is out in his personal life, he has made sure to keep his private life complete private after starting work at the gym. So the two begin seeing each other in secret and their passion explodes.

But it’s not all about passion. Matt finally has someone who understands every part of him – including his ambitions – and matches him at every stage. The two are quick to fall in love, and Matt is happier than he’s ever been, but the case he’s working on is heating up – and about to change all of their lives forever.

Told from Matt’s single POV there’s a bit of angst, some mystery that’s woven really well throughout, action that (with Sean’s performance) had me on the edge of my seat, and some pretty hot sex. But mostly, I loved getting to see the relationship between Matt and Kira deepen into a real abiding love.

I don’t know if I was just in the mood for it this time, or if Sean Crisden’s performance was just that great, but I enjoyed this so much more than when I read it. Sean Crisden was on point with his performance and even managed to drag a couple of tears out of me. This was a really enjoyable listen. Sean’s voice was like honey in my ears and a warm blanket wrapped around me.

If you like cops, sexy boxers, some angst, a lot of romance and hot sex, and some kick ass narration – pick this up.

I cannot wait for the other books in the series to come out on audio!

The Turning Point Series

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Point of No Return (Turning Point #1) provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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